A.J. is President of Huesman Schmid and began his insurance career in 2003 when he moved back home to Cincinnati to join his sister Amy Roberts in the family agency. A.J. has served as President of the Greater Cincinnati Insurance Association and continues to serve on Agent Advisory Councils for multiple Insurance Carriers. He earned his Certified Insurance Counselor Designation in 2008. A.J. graduated from La Salle High School and The Ohio State University where he still has football season tickets to watch the Buckeyes. He & his wife along with their two kids live in the Cleves area near Cincinnati. A.J. enjoys attending concerts and sporting events. His two "happy places" are down south on a beach or out west skiing in the mountains.
Amy is Vice President of Huesman Schmid Insurance. She joined the family business back in 1990 and runs the business with her brother AJ. She earned her Certified Insurance Counselor Designation and has served on several Agent Advisory Councils over the years. Amy specializes in auto, home, life, and small business insurance. Amy enjoys helping her clients and working with a talented and fun group of people every day. She has been a White Oak native all her life, and having a family business located in the community she loves is the cherry on top. Amy and her husband Mike are soon to be empty-nesters, as their two children are graduating this year. Amy looks forward to her annual beach vacation and enjoys sporting events (Go Lancers!) and cherishes any free time spent with her friends and family.
Paul Huesman, Jr. is an Agent/Producer after completing the State Auto Pacesetter training program in 2001 and became a Principal of the Agency in 2003. Paul also has valued computer experience, spending 15 years as Information Systems Manager for the Palm Beach Clothing Company. He has two children and 5 grandchildren (soon to be 6). He has lived in the Cincinnati area all his life, but also enjoys heading south and hitting the golf courses in Florida.
Norb Schmid, CIC — Business Development Director
Norb Schmid has been a principal in the Huesman- Schmid Insurance Agency since 1975. He attended Elder High School and Xavier University. Norb earned the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) in 1977. He has served on various Insurance company Agent Advisory Councils and attended the famous Aetna Insurance Company Home Office Sales Course. He is active in various local community and charitable events. Norb enjoys his position as Business Development Director for the Agency and spending the winter months in Florida with his wife Jan as well. They have 5 children, 17 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.
Aaron Newman — Account Manager - Personal Lines
Aaron has worked at Huesman Schmid since September 2017 and a key point of pride in his job is the fact that Huesman Schmid is an independent agency. After having worked for larger agencies, he believes our clients won’t get lost in the maze. "We pride ourselves on getting to know each and every client." Like everyone at Huesman Schmid, Aaron prides himself in the highest level of service he provides to customers. "The reason we are so respected by our customers and even our competitors is our service." His personal goal is to go above and beyond to help our customers, answer their questions, help them with any issues and do it all in the most responsive manner.
Aaron and his family live in Mason with their two dogs, and in his free time can be found lounging pool side getting a tan on his bald head.
Amy Dawson — Account Manager - Personal Lines
Amy grew up on the Westside of Cincinnati and was a graduate of Oak Hills High school. After high school she moved to Minnesota to attend St Cloud State University, and bowl collegiately. Amy, her husband, and their son recently moved back to the Cincinnati area. She joined the Huesman Schmid Agency in the fall of 2016, but began her career in insurance in 2004. She earned her CIC (Certified Insurance Counselors) designation in 2011 and continues her career as a Personal Lines Account Manager. In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time with her family, bowling competitively and cheering on the Minnesota Vikings.
Amy Meyer — Operations Manager / Human Resources
Growing up in a family-owned business Amy feels right at home being part of the Huesman Schmid Agency family. She joined the agency in February 2009 where she has had a variety of roles as a licensed agent. She now handles Operations and Human Resources. Being married with three children keeps her busy along with her involvement at Our Lady of Visitation church and her kid’s schools (Seton, Elder & Visi). Does she ever leave the Westside? Yes – she loves going to concerts in or out of town. Fun fact – her sister, Carrie Daly, works at the agency also. When they answer the phone can you tell which one you are talking to? Their family can’t.
Bill has been in the insurance industry for over 40 years. He began his career as an underwriter with Ohio Casualty. He became a licensed agent in 1983 and has specialized in all types of commercial insurance. Bill has served on various company advisory boards and genuinely enjoys his profession. Bill is a life-long resident of Hamilton, Ohio. He and his wife Pam have 5 children and truly enjoy their 19 grandchildren.
Carrie has been with Huesman-Schmid Insurance Agency since 2002 and is licensed in Property and Casualty. She worked in the Personal Lines Department until 2013 then made the move to the Commercial Department. In 2018, she added Commercial Lines Relationship Manager to her title. For those who know her, this is a perfect fit because talking and developing relationships comes as second nature to Carrie. She enjoyed working at the agency so much that she recruited her sister, Amy Meyer, to join her in 2009. She attended OSU where she met her husband (AJ Schmid’s roommate) who was also a Cincinnati west-sider. She loves OSU football and taking trips with friends and family. She grew up in the White Oak area, which is where she still resides with her husband and two boys.
Erin Decot — Account Manager - Personal Lines
Erin has been in the insurance industry since 2004. She joined the Huesman Schmid family in February 2016. Erin grew up in the Hocking Hills region in Southeast Ohio and move to Northern Kentucky in 2008. She obtained her CISR designation in 2011 and is currently pursuing her CISR Elite designation. Erin stays busy with her two sons with one about to enter college. She enjoys her career in Personal Lines and helping her clients understand the insurance world. When she is not in the office or tending to her kids she enjoys her “me” time on a long run or cheering on her Bengals. Who Dey!
Flora Howell — Account Manager - Personal Lines
Flora joined Huesman Schmid Agency in 2015 and has a lengthy insurance background dating back to 1994. She has achieved a designated CISR status through continued courses in her insurance education. This offers her clients the knowledge and expertise they deserve eliminating the confusion insurance sometimes brings to a family. She enjoys her career as a Personal Lines Account Manager servicing personal insurance coverage for families as if they were her own. Flora values her community and participates in multiple charities and clubs each year to make the fabric of our society a better place.
Gina has been in the insurance industry for 20 years now. She has worked with both captive and independent agencies, joining the Huesman Schmid Team in May of 2016. In 2017 she made the switch from Account Manager to Accounting. She was skeptical at first but truly enjoys the challenges this new position brings. Amateur photography is one of Gina’s passions and when not at work, she can be found out and about scouting interesting and unusual subjects to shoot. Gina also enjoys researching her family tree and taking mini-trips to visit her daughter MacKenzie.
After owning and operating Hallmark stores for 25 years, Jennie completely changed the course of her career and joined the wonderful world of insurance. Returning to White Oak as an account manager for Huesman Schmid was like coming home, as she was born and raised here and even went to school with members of the Schmid family. Jennie is married with 4 children, 3 step children, and will become a grandma this year! In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities- especially hiking, and loves to cook.
Jenny spent the first half of her career as Director of Human Resources at an architecture firm and made the switch to insurance in 2016 and has never looked back. Jenny will typically be the first voice that you hear on the phone and the first face you see when you walk in our door. When she’s not busy working on facebook posts, newsletters or assisting clients, you can generally find her searching TripAdvisor for her next vacation spot. She and her family grew up in White Oak with the Schmid family and were friends first before associates. She and her husband have two kids, one in college and one almost there. Go Bucks!
Karen Sunderhaus — Account Manager - Personal Lines
You never know where your life will take you. Karen was graduating from high school and her business teacher gave her a lead on an insurance job. She applied for the job and was hired...and 47 years later she is still an insurance agent and loving every minute of it. She has been with Huesman-Schmid for almost 22 years and when she applied for the position she already knew Paul Huesman Sr. from her church so it was nice seeing a familiar face in the office. She has been married to Bob for 15 years. Her family consists of her daughter, Kim and her husband Dan, her grandchildren Kirsten who was just recently married to Brandon, and Max who is a freshman at Three Rivers High School. "If you happen to see Bob and I out of the office, it will usually be at a local establishment watching all kinds of sports."
Lisa Davis — Account Manager - Personal & Commercial Lines
Lisa grew up in Sunman Indiana before moving to Cincinnati in 1986 to work in the Cosmetology
Field. She later found she enjoyed sales and chose that as her new career path. She joined the agency in October 1998 and has done everything from accounting to customer service to account manager.
When’s she is not trying to find the best insurance fit for your needs, you can find her hanging with friends at
the pool, going to her daughter’s volleyball games, and traveling to a beach (any beach!).
Lisa has been an avid Cincinnati Bengal season ticket fan and YES still cheering them on…. WHODEY!! She is looking forward to seeing her daughter graduate from Colerain and seeing what her future brings.
Traci has spent most of her career in insurance, beginning after graduating from University of Cincinnati. She married fellow west sider, Mike Bernecker, part owner of local business. She is passionate about fashion, wine and her three children; Christa, Coray, Michael and inherited sons: Scott and Austin. She came to Huesman Schmid in 2005 after being introduced to Norb by her father Nick Ruebel Sr. She was and is grateful for the opportunity. She loves ABC on Thursday nights and is an avid traveler. She can’t wait to travel to Hawaii with her family this spring. She is looking forward to becoming a very young, emphasis on young, Grandmother for the first time this July.
Tracy has worked in the insurance industry for close to 20 years. It is a family tradition that she is following as her grandmother and aunt also worked in the insurance industry. Tracy joined Huesman Schmid in 2016 and is working as a Commercial Account Manager. She lives in Indiana and when she is not working you can find her walking her cocker spaniel puppy around town. She has 2 children, both currently living in Indianapolis. Tracy enjoys donating her time to community events and local organizations in the Cincinnati area.
Valerie was born with a personality that led her to easily choose to become an Insurance Sales Agent for the past 30ys. She is outgoing, enjoys meeting new people and can mix professionalism and fun together. Joining our agency in 2011 was one of the easiest career transitions for her to make. She has a wide range of insurance knowledge but likes to specialize in the Real Estate industry. If you own or manage property, she is your go to person. Valerie is a native of Pittsburgh PA. With that being said, anyone who knows her knows the love she has of her hometown football team. She has a good spirit about fairness so we do see her in her Bengals shirt from time to time. Valerie’s most favorite times are with her now adult daughter and step-daughters. Anytime she can exit the cold weather she will whether she goes solo or is planning a trip with several friends and clients. Valerie is always willing to help those in need and is just enjoying wherever life and her career take her from here.
Paul Huesman graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1959. He entered the insurance business in 1962 as an agent and purchased the Robinson Insurance Agency in 1965. Paul ran the agency until he was joined by Norb Schmid in 1975. He was on the Board of Directors for State Auto Insurance Company for 17 years. Paul is now retired and Consults for the Agency. He is active in many community affairs and local charities. Paul has 5 children and 15 grandchildren and spends half of the year down south enjoying the sunshine and golf courses.